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Thursday, May 27, 2010

You're Going Somewhere!

If you was in a court and a judge ruled that you had to move from your current residence but you was given a choice between two places, which would you choose?  This new residence was going to be where you would never move away from again.  The first place was one of pure beauty.  It was filled with wonderful neighbors.  You never hear of any crime.  A truly pleasureful place to live. Now, the other place, was filled with crime.  It was a place that you didn't even want to go outside due to fear of the neighbors.  A down right rotten place to live.  Which would you choose?

This is not as much of a hypothetical question as you may think.  We will stand before a throne and be judged someday.  (REV 11:18 “And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.” )  Most people will go through this process without any representation but a few will have the best on their side.  (MT 10:32 “Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.)  You get to choose whether this man represents you whether you like it or not.  His representation of you depends on the road you traveled to get to the court hearing.   (MT 7:13,14 “ Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it)  What road are you on right now?  The broad with the wide gate or the narrow with the small gate.  I want you know, that the answer to this question doesn't come from your lips because everyone would say, "The narrow road with the small gate, of course!"  The answer to this question, is from your current lifestyle compared to the lifestyle of Jesus!

Consider the choice in the beginning.  Where did you decide to go?  That is not as hypothetical question as you may think as well.  We all have an eternal destination, whether we like it or not.  That is what it means by "created in God's image!"  That doesn't mean God has ten fingers and toes like us.  It means we are both spiritual beings and that we are designed for eternal habitation.  Death will end animals forever.  Man was the only thing God gave life to with his very own breath.  (GE 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.)   We get to choose the place we spend eternity, like the question in beginning.   (MT 25:46 “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”)  Where do you want to spend eternity?  Again, we cannot answer this with our lips.  This question is decided before we get to the court session as well.  This question is answered by the comparison of our lifestyle compared to God's Word and his plan of Salvation.  

We serve one of two masters whether we know it or not.  Whether we like it or not.  (RO 6:16 Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?)   Jesus said it best in the book of Matthew.  (MT 12:30 “ He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.)   You are either for Jesus or against Jesus.  There is no in between.  Where will you spend eternity?

Does your lifestyle support your answer?  According to the Word of God not according to what some guy says is the Word of God!

Finally, listen to this story.  There was a giant fence with all kinds of people sitting on it.  The people would get off the fence and go to one side or the other.  One side was to follow Jesus and the other to follow Satan.  Everyone, but one man, made a choice to follow one or the other.  As that man watched Satan and Jesus walk away with the people that made a choice he felt proud that he didn't make a decision and stayed on the fence.  He was whistling and kicking his feet as he sat on that fence.  Then he saw Satan and it appeared he was looking for something.  The man said, "Hey, whatcha lookin for?"  Satan replied, "There you are.  I am looking for you!"  The man was astonished and said, "OOOHHHH NO, I never made a choice.  I never got off the fence."  Satan said, "I know.  I own the fence!"

Have a red letter day


  1. You made 2 mistakes. I thought you were smarter than that!!!!!